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'A season unlike any other the club has faced'

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Chief executive Colin Chong says he understands the uncertainty Everton's charge for breaching Premier League profit and sustainability rules has created among fans.

"As I know you will appreciate and understand, I am not able to share specific details relating to the charge we face, or the commission process," he said in a statement.

"But what I can share with you is my understanding of the uncertainty it has created for every Evertonian.

"This has been a season unlike any other the club has ever experienced - and when I talk about the club, naturally, I talk about not only the players and staff, but every fan."

Chong also addressed the uncertainty surrounding the club's prospective takeover by 777 Partners.

"Out of respect for that process and aside from affirmations of a collective commitment to complete the transaction, [club owner] Mr Moshiri and 777 Partners have deliberately not provided detailed running commentary during the regulatory review period," he added.

"And that must remain the case until the process has concluded."

The verdict on Everton's charges is expected to arrive in the early weeks of April.